Selling More Tours – Tips for Travel ProfessionalsPosted June 19, 2017 in the TAP Into Travel Blog
Your answers to three questions could have a major impact on your business… and on your life!
1. Would you like to sell enough escorted tours to make them a major income area?
2. Do you know how to maximize your profit?
3. Would you like to make more money?
We hope that these answers are a resounding YES. It should be a no-brainer for you. The reality for many people is that they get into travel, jump in with both feet, and don’t know to really work their business and make it profitable. But, we’re here to tell you that it can be profitable to be a travel professional, and that yes, you can make a great income with it.
More importantly, we would love to share with you the HOW!
So, if turning a profit sounds good to you, read on and be sure to watch this webinar to learn how to market (and sell!) more tours!
Opportunities to Build Your Travel Business with TAP
First, although we’re not in the business of helping you become a travel professional, once you’ve taken the necessary steps, then we would love to teach you what we know about marketing, and help you develop your escorted tour income stream.
Another great opportunity is our weekly travel webinars, which offer you on demand access into the top tours and destinations we offer!
Yet another opportunity available to you is selling into our Scheduled and Guaranteed Departures (whether through the tour wrap, on a case by case basis, or both). Want to request a brochure or 10? We’d love to help you out!
Finally, for travel professionals who are ready to go big, we have Custom Departures that you can fully customize for your pre-formed group’s needs. Not sure what a pre-formed group is or where to find one? Well, maybe your pre-formed group is a group from church, or a club you participate in, or even a local senior center. The possibilities are endless.
Marketing Your Tours
So now that we’ve explored the options for growing and building your business, let’s talk marketing. You can offer all of the most fabulous travel product in the world, but if your client base doesn’t know about it, your sales won’t grow. This is why marketing is so important to your travel business. And after all, marketing is really about educating your clients about their (endless) options, so that then the sales flow. How do you do that? Well, we’d love to show you! One of TAP’s tour operators, Image Tours, has really refined this message, so please take a few minutes now (or when it’s convenient), to watch this webinar.
Of course, especially when you’re in a face-to-face meeting or even a phone call with your client, a big part of that education is going to be targeted… be sure to listen to what it is they want and then work their wants into your discussion. It doesn’t do anyone (you or your client) a lick of good to talk about how fabulous a trip to Ireland will be when they really want to go to Africa, or even something domestic like Yellowstone. Still, let’s get them to call by following some of these great tips in the webinar.
Ready to hop aboard with TAP? Well, contact our office today, and we’ll get you set up with our opportunities. Have a specific tour or location you’d like to promote? We’ll connect you directly with the travel planner or tour operator contact that can help you build an amazing program … and in turn, build your business.